Guest Post: Brian Hurler (Creighton) – How Set Speeds Affect Hitting Efficiency

Brian Hurler is currently the Graduate Manager/Technical Coordinator for the women’s volleyball program at Creighton University. (https://gocreighton.com/staff-directory/brian-hurler/290) Outside Set Speeds Per Team Using match data from the 2019 fall season, I took a sample of set speeds for the seven teams who have made the Elite Eight the most since 2015, plus Creighton. The speeds [...]

step 4: passer ratings

So. Where do we start? We know that passing is important, but does it predict the future? Man...I hope so. That would save me some steps. 0.5 Just for reference, I've created a passer rating in the data that's built as follows: Top to bottom: perfect, pretty good, medium, poor, no attack/overpass, error 1. Let's [...]

step 3.5: attack efficiency does explain the past

To be fair, predicting the past is easier. It's already happened. We're just looking for which metrics help explain something that has already happened. To it's credit, attack efficiency differences between two teams in a single set is wildly indicative of who won that set. So yes, we do care about attack efficiency, definitely don't [...]